Eligibility and Selection Criteria

1. FOR ALL PROGRAMMES (EXCEPT AGRICULTURE)


Eligibility Criteria (Qualifying Exam)

Master’s degree with 55%* marks in aggregate in a relevant discipline or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPUNEST and Interview.

5% relaxation to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer) / differently-abled candidates.

Note:
  • Applicants having relevant Post Graduation degrees in Engineering are only allowed to apply for the Ph.D. in engineering disciplines.
    For example, applicants with M.Tech./ ME in CSE would apply for Ph.D. (Computer Science and Engineering), and applicants with MCA or M.Sc. (CS/IT) degrees should apply for Ph.D. (Computer Applications).
  • The applicants with master❜s degree in distance education or online mode are not allowed to take admission in the Ph.D. Engineering Programmes.
  • An applicant who has completed the Company Secretary(CS) course from ‘The Institute of Company Secretaries of India’ (ICSI) with a Minimum of 55% aggregate marks is eligible to apply for admission Ph.D. (Commerce) and Ph.D. (Management).  Click here to view Recognition Letter on ICSI Website.
  • An applicant who has completed the Chartered Accountancy (CA) course from ‘The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India’ (ICAI) with a Minimum of 55% aggregate marks is eligible to apply for admission to Ph.D. (Commerce). Click here to view Recognition Letter on ICAI Website.
  • An applicant who has completed PGDBM (2 Years), which is equivalent to Master❜s Degree by AIU is eligible to apply for admission to Ph.D. (Management)

Selection Criteria:

  • An applicant will be short listed for interview on the basis of his/ her score in the entrance examination LPUNEST (Ph.D.).
  • The final selection for admission in Ph.D. will be based on the performance in Entrance Test (70% weightage) and Interview (30% weightage) subject to scoring minimum marks in the Interview.

Exemption from Entrance Test

Applicants who have qualified UGC (NET / JRF) / CSIR (NET/ JRF) / ICAR (JRF / SRF) examinations / SLET (Punjab only) / GATE or GPAT score card / ICAR (NET), SPM, Teacher Fellowship holder or passed M.Phil. Programme (in Regular mode only) are exempted from entrance examination LPUNEST (Ph.D.).
Note:
  • The Exemption is for LPUNEST (Ph.D.) only but the applicant will have to fill out the LPUNEST (Ph.D.) form and appear for the Interview. The applicants are required to bring the original documents against which exemption is sought at the time of the interview.
  • GATE/GPAT score should be valid at the time of admission.
  • The final selection for admission in Ph.D. will be based on the performance in Entrance Test (70% weightage) and Interview (30% weightage) subject to scoring minimum marks in the Interview. However, if anyone is exempted from LPUNEST (Ph.D.) entrance test, then 100% weightage will be given to the Interview only.

2. FOR AGRICULTURE PROGRAMMES


Eligibility Criteria (Qualifying Exam)

Master’s degree with 65%* marks in aggregate in a relevant agriculture discipline or equivalent, subject to qualifying LPUNEST and Interview.
For SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer) / differently-abled candidates relaxation of 5% of marks from 65% to 60% will be applicable.

Selection Criteria:

  • An applicant will be short listed for an interview on the basis of his/ her score in the entrance examination LPUNEST (Ph.D.).
  • The final selection for admission to Ph.D. will be based on the performance in Entrance Test (80% weightage) and Interview (20% weightage) subject to scoring minimum marks in the Interview.

Exemption from Entrance Test

Applicants who have qualified UGC (NET/ JRF)/ CSIR (NET/ JRF)/ ICAR (JRF/ SRF) examination/ SLET (Punjab only)/ GATE or GPAT scorecard/ ICAR (NET), SPM, Teacher Fellowship holder or passed M.Phil. Programme (in Regular mode only) are exempted from LPUNEST (Ph.D.).
Note:
  • The Exemption is for LPUNEST (Ph.D.) only but the applicant will have to fill out the LPUNEST (Ph.D.) form and appear for the Interview. The applicants are required to bring the original documents against which exemption is sought at the time of the interview.
  • The final selection for admission in Ph.D. will be based on the performance in Entrance Test (80% weightage) and Interview (20% weightage) subject to scoring minimum marks in the Interview. However, if anyone is exempted from LPUNEST (Ph.D.) entrance test, then 100% weightage will be given to Interview only.
  • In case a candidate has done Bachelor degree in 3 years and Master degree in 2 years will be required to complete additional remedial courses during their coursework.